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Filip Arnqvist-EiritzBy Filip Arnqvist-Eiritz
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Filip Arnqvist-EiritzBy Filip Arnqvist-Eiritz
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€430
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6
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 2 2016 10:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

"Pokémon Go - The Story Behind Viral Success" is a documentary focusing on apps that change the world. The movie teaches us on how a game can spread across the globe so quickly. Pokémon Go topped the U.S. App Store 'Top Grossing' within the first 24 hours of its launch and it's actually installed more than Tinder and people spend almost as much time on it as on Twitter. The documentary will include interviews with the leadership teams of Pokémon and Nintendo who owns a 33 per cent stake in The Pokémon Company. While the game is topping the charts worldwide, they have seen skyrocketing success as their stocks jump from just over 14 billion to nearly 30 billion so far. We will also dig deeper into the history of this game by talking to the developers at Niantic, Inc.

Founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc., John Hanke during an interview
Founder and CEO of Niantic, Inc., John Hanke during an interview

The game has been praised for getting people to move around and socialize with people in the near. We will interview various doctors what they think of this phenomena and the possible drawbacks of it. The game's extreme popularity is raising questions from security experts. Not only are criminals and hackers taking advantage of the app. There is also the potential risk of forgetting about your surroundings. The documentary will cover all of these topics and answer what this app is all about. What exactly motivates the trainers to to catch 'em all?

Pokémon Go players gather around Central Park, NYC
Pokémon Go players gather around Central Park, NYC

 

The answer to this is simple. Making a movie isn't cheap and the more money we can raise, the better will the quality be of the film. All the money raised from this campaign will go directly into production and postproduction costs. Our funding target is the very minimum we need to pay for the following:

  • Equipment hire. 
  • Travel costs and accommodation. 
  • Insurance cover and legal fees. 

If we exceed our target, we have many stretch goals including:

  • Marketing costs. 
  • Editing and production costs. 

Pledge:

The fundraising remains the most critical part of our focus right now. We would really appreciate if everybody could donate to help us reach our goal. We will reward you with any of the exciting packages listed on the right.

Spread the word:

If you can't help us monetarily, help us by spreading the word. Share it between your friends and Pokémon fans out there if you want this movie to become a reality! Remind everybody to visit our Kickstarter page during this month. The more people know about this documentary, the better we can spread the word about this fascinating story. We can only do this together!

Pokémon and related media are trademarks of Nintendo. Pokémon Go and related media belong exclusively to Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company

Risks and challenges

I am fully aware of the potential challenges that could arise from this project. First of all, this is my first feature length film and I am doing this on my own with just the help of some friends. There is still a lot of planning ahead like, for example, finding the right distribution. However, I am confident that the unique idea of telling the story behind this game will attract a lot of attention. That being said, we cannot guarantee mass distribution of the film and last minute technical issues are possible. But, I truly believe in this project and am determined to release the movie to as many people as possible.

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